Elijah

The story of the prophet Elijah using traditional Chinese cultural forms such as the four elements of fire, water, metal, and earth and the iconic Chinese Dragon as a representation of the power of the Divine.

A traditional Chinese fan dance in ceremonial submission before the cruel-minded King Ahab and his queen, Jezebel.

The music for this presentation was done using traditional Chinese instruments.  Here Sylvia Chu is playing a gu zheng.

The story of Elijah was told using the four primal elements of Chinese cosmology: water, fire, earth, and metal.  This dance of Chinese umbrellas represents the element of water.

The Chinese Dragon was used to symbolically portray the power of Yahweh, God of Elijah,  Who swept through the congreation and consumed the altar of the prophets of Ba’al down to the very stones upon which the altar sacrifice was offered.